Human Development Report 2001

Making New Technologies Work for Human Development

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New technologies hold the promise of tackling the most pressing needs of human development: vaccines for HIV and malaria, drought-resistant seeds for sub-Saharan Africa, sustainable energy sources for the 2 billion people who have no access to electricity and accessible information technologies for people currently marginalized by the digital divide. The Human Development Report 2001 explores the evolving and complex trends of how technology is shaped, created and owned and proposes bold new ideas for ensuring that the needs of the world's poor people are not left on the sidelines.



Unleashing human creativity: National strategies

The technology revolution begins at home—yet no country will reap the benefits of the network age by waiting for them to fall out of the sky. Today’s technological transformations hinge on each country’s ability to unleash the creativity of its people, enabling them to understand and master technology, to innovate and to adapt technology to their own needs and opportunities.


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